Vining, Weatherford Honored by D-II Bulletin

Arkansas Tech’s Jenny Vining and Jessica Weatherford have been recognized for their contributions to the Golden Suns’ 2009-10 basketball season by the basketball Web site and magazine Women’s Division II Bulletin.

The organization named Vining to its 2009-10 NCAA Division II All-America fourth team, while Weatherford earned a spot on the 2009-10 NCAA Division II all-freshman team.

Vining and Weatherford helped the Golden Suns post their best season in more than a decade in 2009-10.

Arkansas Tech was 31-3 overall and 12-2 in Gulf South Conference play. The Golden Suns won the GSC West Division championship, the GSC Tournament title and the NCAA Division II South Region championship.

It was Tech’s first title in the GSC West and in the GSC Tournament since 2003, and it was the Suns’ first NCAA South Region¬†championship since 1999.

Vining, a 5-foot-9 junior guard from Marshall, averaged 17.1 points, 2.3 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.1 steals per game during the 2009-10 season.

She established a new Arkansas Tech record for 3-pointers made in a season (117) and she ranked third in NCAA Division II women’s basketball in 3-pointers made per game (3.5) in 2009-10.

Vining ranked third in the GSC in scoring, first in 3-point field goals made, fifth in 3-point field goal percentage, seventh in assists and seventh in steals.

Weatherford, a 6-foot freshman forward from Bonnerdale, averaged 12.9 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. She ranked second in the GSC in free throw percentage, third in field goal percentage and sixth in blocked shots.

Click here to view the complete 2009-10 Women’s Division II Bulletin All-America honors.